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Olympus C-40Z Specifications


Street Price (US)   $ 799
Street Price (UK)   £ 699
Body Material   Front aluminium, back plastic
CCD effective pixels Click for help 4.0 megapixels
CCD size** Click for help 1/1.8" (0.556")
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   2272 x 1704 (3.8 megapixels)
Lower resolutions   • 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels   • SHQ (Fine)
• HQ (Normal)
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto (ISO 100 -200)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Lens Thread   None
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 98 mm (2.8 x)
Lens Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F4.8
Digital zoom Click for help Yes, smooth up to 2.5x
Focus modes   • TTL iESP AF
• Manual
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Normal focus range Click for help 80 cm - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help 10 cm (Wide) / 30 cm (Tele) - 80 cm
Min shutter Click for help Program / Aperture Priority: 1/2 sec
Shutter Priority / Manual: 16 sec
Max shutter Click for help 1/1000 sec
Noise reduction   • Dark frame reduction - optional (can be enabled for long exposures)
• Pixel mapping - map out dead pixels from normal exposures
Metering Click for help

• ESP metering
• Spot

Exposure adjustment Click for help -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Auto bracketing Click for help • 3 or 5 images
• 0.5 or 1 EV steps
Aperture priority Click for help

• Wide: F2.8, F3.4, F4.0, F4.8, F5.6, F8.0
• Tele: F4.8, F5.6, F8.0

Shutter priority Click for help • 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/650, 1/750 sec
• Additionally at F4.8 or above - 1/800 sec
• Additionally at F8.0 - 1/1000 sec
Full manual Click for help • Combinations above, plus additional shutter speeds:
• 16, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 1/1.3, 1/1.6 sec
Exposure Modes   • Auto
• Manual: Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
• Scene modes:Self Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape Scene, Landscape Portrait, Portrait
• My Mode
• Movie
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Custom preset (Manual)
Continuous Click for help SHQ: 3 frames @ 1.4 fps
HQ: 9 frames @ 1.1 fps
Movie clip   • HQ 320 x 240, max 41 secs, including audio
• SQ 160 x 120, max 161 secs, including audio
Built-in Flash   Yes, fixed internal
Flash Range (Auto ISO)  

• Wide: 0.8 - 3 m
• Tele: 0.25 - 1.75 m

Flash modes  

• Auto
• Auto red-eye reduction
• Off
• Fill-In
• Slow sync (front or rear sync)

Flash compensation   +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External flash   None
Tripod mount   Yes, plastic
Self-timer   Yes, 12 sec delay
Remote control   IR included
Video out   NTSC / PAL depends on region
Storage media Click for help SmartMedia (up to 128 MB cards supported)
Storage included   16 MB SmartMedia
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help 1.5" TFT, 114,000 pixel
Playback zoom   Yes, 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB
Print Compliance   DPOF
Battery Click for help • 1 x Lithium CR-V3
• 2 x AA batteries (Ni-MH recommended)
Battery charger Click for help No
Weight (inc. battery)   250 g (8.8 oz)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   87 x 69 x 44 mm (3.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in)

Click for help Click for glossary entry / help
   
** 

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)

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